It has been less than four months since we introduced the first public
preview for Windows Azure Mobile Services and in this short time we have seen
continual improvements to the service offering including:
SDKs for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 and iOS app Auth using Microsoft
Account, Facebook, Google and Twitter Push Notification support via WNS, MPNS
and APNS Structured storage Deployments in East and West US datacenters
We are continuing this great momentum and I’m happy to announce another
round of exciting updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services.
Rapid Development: configure a straightforward and secure backend for Windows
8 and mobile applications in less than five minutes. Scheduler (a.k.a
“CRON”): you can now run a server script on a pre-set schedule or
on-demand. This enables new scenarios, including: aggregating data from
Twitter, RSS feeds, o... (more)
In this release of the training kit we have delivered 41 HOLs covering a wide
variety of bug fixes and screen shot updates for Visual Studio 2012.
We now have 35 Presentations with new content surrounding Windows Azure SQL
Database, SQL Federation, Reporting and Data Sync (4) as well as Security &
Identity (1); and Building Scalable, Global, and Highly Available Web Apps
Head over to http://aka.ms/WATK and download it now!
The public preview of hosted Virtual Machines in Windows Azure is now
available to the general public. This platform preview enables you to
evaluate our new IaaS and Enterprise Networking capabilities. Once you have
registered for the 90 Day Free Trial and created a new account, you can
access the preview directly at this link:
If you’ve been to any of my presentations lately, you’ll know that I’m
fired up about these new offerings. As I’ve worked through some scenarios
for myself and with my customers, I’ve been collecting the re... (more)
Are you looking for a little extra cash for the upcoming holidays? Then you
might be interested in creating some cool apps to sell in the Windows Store.
Or maybe you’re simply curious and want to try your hand at developing for
Windows 8 and Windows Phone. In either case, the newly released TouchDevelop
Web App is for you.
TouchDevelop Web App is a development environment to create apps on your
tablet or smartphone, without requiring a separate PC. Scripts written by
using TouchDevelop can access data, media, and sensors on the phone, tablet,
and PC. The script can interact with... (more)
Enterprises are more and more dependent on their specialized internal Line of
Business (LOB) applications than ever before. Naturally, the more software
they leverage on-premises, the more infrastructure they need manage. It’s
frequently the case that our customers simply can’t scale up their hardware
purchases and operational staff as fast as internal demand for software
requires. The result is that getting new or enhanced applications in the
hands of business users becomes slower and more expensive every day.
Being able to quickly deliver applications in a rapidly changing busin... (more)